The Greenwich Hospital Foundation recently received a $1 million donation from Linda McMahon through the Vince & Linda McMahon Foundation to purchase 3-D mammography machines, an advanced technology to detect breast cancer early.
The machines are at the Greenwich Hospital Breast Center inside Smilow Cancer Hospital at Greenwich and available at the hospital’s Diagnostic Imaging Center in Stamford. The hospital’s breast center has patient survival rates of 99 percent, 96.1 percent and 89.6 percent among stages O, I and II patients, respectively, according to a Greenwich Hospital Foundation press release.
“Linda’s generosity has propelled the breast center into the next generation of early diagnosis and patient care,” Greenwich Hospital President and CEO Frank A. Corvino said in a statement. “Her gift is not just a gift to the hospital, but also to the nearly 18,000 patients we screen annually. We are thrilled to be able to extend our care in such a meaningful way.”
McMahon, co-founder and former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, recently received the humanitarian award from the Catholic Big Sisters & Big Brothers of New York City and the spirit of hope award from Liberation Programs in Norwalk.
“The Greenwich Hospital Breast Center has set a national standard for early detection, and these machines will increase its ability to support patients in the best possible way,” McMahon said. “My hope is that this new technology, administered by the compassionate experts at Smilow Cancer Hospital’s Greenwich Hospital Campus, will ensure that we are doing all we can to aggressively identify and treat this all-too-prevalent disease.”